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Think!Chinatown Hosts Fourth Annual Chinatown Arts Week

Think!Chinatown brings Chinatown Arts Week back for a fourth year from October 15 - October 24. The free festival features a variety of programming celebrating the culture of Manhattan's Chinatown. The lineup includes grassroots Chinatown artists and emerging Asian...

9/11 Tribute Lights From Allen Street

Orchard Street Runners caught this great shot of the 9/11 "Tribute in Light" from Allen Street in 2020. This year marked the 20th anniversary.

Here’s a First Look at Lower East Side-Chinatown Census Figures

When the federal government released the first comprehensive results from the 2020 U.S. Census earlier this month, there was definitely a sense of relief in New York. The city's population rose to 8.8 million, adding nearly 630,000 people in...
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“Chinatown Nights” Returns to Forsyth Plaza July 30

The second event of a new arts series programmed by Think!Chinatown (T!C), "Chinatown Nights," returns to Forsyth Plaza on Friday, July 30th, from 8:00pm - 11pm. Touted as an "open-air cultural festival features an art installation lightbox showcasing...

Poster House Partners With Chinatown Art Brigade For “Art Against Gentrification” Panel

Poster House, a new museum dedicated exclusively to posters, is teaming up with Chinatown Art Brigade, to host a virtual panel focusing on "Art Against Gentrification," on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 1:00pm. The panelists will include Betty Yu,...

Report: Jing Fong Will Reportedly Open Smaller Space in Chinatown in June

Jing Fong, once Chinatown's largest restaurant, will completely vacate its space at 20 Elizabeth St. by the end of the month. The dim sum destination and banquet venue closed its 800-seat dining room back in March, promising to find...
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Jing Fong Announces Permanent Closure of Banquet Hall at 20 Elizabeth St.

It's probably the toughest blow for Chinatown business since the start of the pandemic. Jing Fong, the neighborhood's largest restaurant by far, announced the closure of its dining room at 20 Elizabeth St. The restaurant will keep its second floor kitchen going "until further notice" to support delivery, takeout and dining on its outdoor balcony.

A Low-Key Celebration of Lunar New Year in Chinatown

The Year of the Ox was ushered in on Friday, but as to be expected, the Lunar New Year celebration in Chinatown was scaled back this year due to Covid.  The huge parade that normally winds through the streets...

Abrons Teams Up With Chinatown Arts Groups to Offer Special Lunar New Year Photo Calendar

Abrons Arts Center, Wing on Wo’s the W.O.W. Project, and Welcome to Chinatown come together to celebrate the Year of the Metal Ox with the launch of the first edition of From Chinatown, With Love, a Lunar New Year calendar.
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Retailers Aim to Uplift Spirits After Downtrodden Year

Local retailers are helping boost the spirits of beleaguered New Yorkers by offering festive settings and quality customer service, as a year tarnished with pandemic-related loss draws to a close.
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A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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